The boat’s owner said the Coast Guard had located an empty life raft, an oil slick and debris field — but no sign of the crew.
The decline in travel on the Maine Turnpike would not be unique to the holiday weekend this year, as the coronavirus pandemic has depressed travel since it began in March.
That marks a change from the first part of the pandemic in the spring, when the bulk of COVID-19 cases, and thus hospitalizations, were concentrated in more populous areas of the state.
Although Maine continues to look better than many other states on some key measures after keeping the virus mostly at bay during the summer and early fall, it’s still a perilous moment.
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